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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

CRUISERS

YODO 2nd class cruiser (1908)

Yodo 1910

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
淀 <Yodo>   Kawasaki, Kobe 2/10/1906 19/11/1907 10/7/1908 survey vessel 1927

 

Displacement normal, t

1250

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

85.3 pp 93.1 oa

Breadth, m

9.80

Draught, m

3.00

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4-cyl VC, 4 Miyabara boilers

Power, h. p.

6500

Max speed, kts

22

Fuel, t

coal 339 + oil 76
Endurance, nm(kts) 3600(10)

Armour, mm

deck: 63, CT: 51

Armament

2 x 1 - 120/40 Armstrong T, 4 x 1 - 76/40 Armstrong N, 1 x 1 - 6.5/115, 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

180

Ship project history: Essentially small cruisers although rated as dispatch boats, these craft became obsolete with the advent of radio communitions. Because they had to be very fast, Mogami was the first turbine ship in the Japanese Navy, and also the first with three shafts. Although their particulars were similar, Yodo had a clipper bow and two funnels, whereas Mogami had a straight raked bow and three funnels. Both were delayed in construction, although officially laid down on 11 December 1905.

Ship protection: Main 63mm deck had 63mm slopes and protected machinery only.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Reclassified as gunboat in 1912. Yodo became a survey ship in 1927, and was removed from the effective list only on 1 April 1940.

     

 

Yodo 1908

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14